A 23-year-old male asked:
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is it normal for you blood pressure to drop from a sitting position to standing position. mine is lower when i stand then sitting.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
It is normal : To drop up to 20 points. But your heart rate should go up slightly, too, to compensate for the slight dip in bp. If you don't feel lightheaded, i would not worry in either case.
Answered on Mar 1, 2020
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
20 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Common but brief: That is a typical response to such changes in position, as rising to stand may lead to increased pooling of blood in the legs, lowering the return of blood to the heart and temporarily dropping cardiac output. If your pressure drops by more than 20 mmhg (or 10 mmhg diastolic), this is called orthostasis and may produce symptoms--most commonly dizziness.
Answered on Mar 1, 2020
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Orthostasis: Get support panty hose and use them, it will help.

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